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NMSU dance programs presents Season 11 of ‘Look Who’s Dancing’

Oct 4, 2018

The dance program at New Mexico State University promises to make the 11th season of “Look Who’s Dancing,” one of its primary fundraisers, the most exciting one yet.

This season’s community “celebrities” range from healthcare professionals to business owners to the chief of the Las Cruces Fire Department. This year’s contestants include:

NMSU leadership outlines strategic direction, performance metrics

Oct 4, 2018
NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros presented their go-forward strategic direction for the university as well as their proposed performance management metrics to the NMSU Board of Regents Oct. 3.  Here is a statement from the University:

Weekend Events May Hamper Traffic in Las Cruces

Oct 4, 2018

A handful of events and one temporary road closure may lead to some traffic congestion or travel delays in Las Cruces this weekend.

One temporary road closure will take place Saturday morning on University Avenue for New Mexico State University’s annual Homecoming Parade. The parade will force the temporary closure of University Avenue, and all intersections that meet University Avenue, between Triviz Drive and El Paseo Road. The closure will last from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 6.

New Mexico To Hold Funeral For 9 Forgotton Military Veterans

Oct 4, 2018
http://www.dvs.state.nm.us/benefits_services.html

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say they will hold a funeral Thursday for nine deceased U.S. military veterans who were indigent or whose bodies were not claimed by relatives.

The ceremony at the Santa Fe National Cemetery is set for 11 a.m. Thursday.

Officials say the veterans' remains will be interred with full military honors under a program meant to ensure "no veteran will be alone at the end."

The funerals include an Honor Guard, flag-folding presentation and Taps.

Office of the Governor

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Republican governor is ordering state agencies and boards to reduce requirements for occupational licenses in dozens of fields.

Gov. Susana Martinez signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at making it easier for people to enter the workforce by reducing educational and testing requirements for entry-level positions.

Martinez said in a news release that licensure fees are being reduced or even waived entirely for poor and low-income residents who receive food stamps or subsidized health care under Medicaid.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty in New Mexico to a child pornography charge.

Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Jason Christopher Davis of Las Cruces could serve up to 15 years in prison under the plea agreement.

Davis pleaded guilty Wednesday in an Albuquerque courtroom to production of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He will have to register as a sex offender.

The ex-border agent was arrested in May on suspicion of receiving child pornography.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


By now we’ve heard about the roughly 2,600 migrant children who were separated from their parents at the border and are slowly being reunited. But there are other children who weren’t included in that count, because they’d already been released from government custody by the time a judge ordered reunification. Some of those children are still separated from their parents.

 

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Oct 4, 2018

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New Mexico lawmaker gets one-day sentence for DWI

Oct 3, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a New Mexico lawmaker seeking re-election to serve a day in jail after finding her guilty last week of aggravated drunken driving.

The ruling gives Rep. Monica Youngblood, an Albuquerque Republican, a one-day credit for the hours she spent in custody following her May arrest.

She had been stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Albuquerque where she told an officer she wrote bills to protect police. Her misdemeanor conviction carried a minimum sentence of two days of jail time.

Las Cruces police and the Officer-involved Incident Task Force continue to investigate the Sept. 23 shooting on Lees Drive that resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Charles R. Campolla.

Campolla was charged with a third-degree felony count of aggravated assault upon a peace officer. Investigators learned that Compolla was in possession of a firearm while having an order of protection actively on file against him, so additional charges are possible.

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Rubel: Higher Education Funding Should Be Restored With Plan For Entire System

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Former NMSU Chancellor Dr. Garrey Carruthers

Commentary: New Mexico voters have an unprecedented chance to send an important message this November that New Mexico takes corruption seriously and will hold government officials, candidates, and contractors accountable when they cross ethical boundaries and violate the law.  As former statewide elected officials, we wince every time we see the state tarnished by poor national rankings for good government and ethics, and worry that the perception of corruption is costing us business and opportunities, discouraging civic participation and decreasing voter turnout.  New Mexico is one of only six states that does not have a statewide ethics commission.

Las Cruces Should Adopt Electric Vehicles, Part II

Oct 9, 2018

Commentary: The 2018 National Drive Electric Week (#NDEW2018) took place during September 8-16, 2018. There were 322 events in various cities in the USA and Canada. Las Cruces was on the map of events, with a workshop held at the Southwest Environmental Center. September 8, 2018, was the day chosen for that event, because it coincided with nationwide actions in preparation for the Global Climate Action Summit (#GCAS2018) on September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

Examining The Replacement For NAFTA

Oct 8, 2018

Commentary: And then there were three again. On September 30, Canada and the U.S. announced that they had come to an agreement on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On August 27, the U.S. and Mexico announced that they had come to terms on their end of the renegotiations, and it was feared that Canada would not join, thereby rendering NAFTA a two-nation agreement. The U.S. and Mexico agreed on a renewable 16-year agreement that will be reviewed in six-year increments. North American content in vehicles produced in the NAFTA region was raised from 62.5 percent to 75 percent. The agreed-upon points also include a provision that 45 percent of the content of pickup trucks and 40 percent of the content of light trucks would be built by employees earning more than $16 per hour.

Commentary:  In 1946, after 14 years of Democratic control of both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government, Republicans campaigned on the two-word slogan “had enough?”  Over seventy years later, the slogan seems odd because it came after Democratic government led the recovery from the Republican-induced Great Depression and achieved victory on two fronts, Europe and Asia, in the Second World War.  But the Greatest Generation got tired of sacrifices for the good of the country.  Republicans succeeded in winning control of Congress for the next two years, 1947-1949.

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